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Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with Games and Simulations, 2nd edition

  • Michael Kolling

Published by Pearson (February 26th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

2nd edition

Overview

For courses in programming and computer science.

 

Hands-on Programming with Greenfoot

Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with Games and Simulations teaches the basics of Java computer programming languages in the context of Greenfoot. Readers are able to learn the general fundamentals and principles of programming by creating their very own fun and interesting games and simulations. Major concepts are conveyed in modern, object-oriented programming language through hands-on, practical activity that allows readers to create, observe, and play.


The Second Edition employs a unique approach that teaches by doing--concepts are often explained after readers have had a chance to engage in interactive examples. Because of its uniquely hands-on approach in the context of the Greenfoot environment, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot makes programming a fun, interactive subject for readers to enjoy.

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: Getting to know Greenfoot

CHAPTER 2: The first program: Little Crab

CHAPTER 3: Improving the Crab— more sophisticated programming

CHAPTER 4: Finishing the crab game

Interlude 1: Sharing your scenarios

 

CHAPTER 5: Scoring

CHAPTER 6: Making music: An on-screen piano

CHAPTER 7: Object interaction: an introduction

CHAPTER 8: Interacting objects: Newton’s Lab

CHAPTER 9: Collision detection: Asteroids

Interlude 2: The Greeps competition

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